"For the sake of innovation on the Republican side, the best thing that could happen to them is that they lose narrowly on Tuesday, that the story becomes how Obama and his allies ran a mechanically superior campaign, and Republican donors, party leaders, and consultants [say], 'We’re going to lose forever unless we figure out how to make our campaigns better.'"
The economy didn't doom George McGovern in 1972. The economy and the winding down of the war in Vietnam did.
A new House model has the race precisely tied.
The disagreement among economists isn't about whether people like Romney are paying too little. It's about whether or not they're paying too much.
It looks like 2013-2014 will be 2009-10 redux. Democrats will have all branches of government, but the filibuster will still make life difficult.
It's a reminder of how regional even Congressional-level politics are. If you take region out of it, everything gets shook up dramatically.